You could see it coming. The car was driving way too fast, zipping back-and-forth between lanes, and obviously paying entirely too much attention to getting somewhere quickly. There’s no doubt in your mind what—or who—caused that car accident. It was an aggressive driver behind the wheel.
According to Maryland state law, an aggressive driver is a person who is charged with at least three of the following unsafe driving actions:
- Excessive speeding
- Tailgating or simply following too closely
- Failing to obey traffic lights or traffic signs
- Failing to yield the right of way to an oncoming driver
- Overtaking and passing another vehicle
- Passing on the right side of the road
Any one of these dangerous actions can cause a serious Maryland car crash. A combination of at least three of them is a toxic, possibly fatal combination. It’s no wonder that state law penalizes aggressive driving harshly.
When you’ve been hurt in a car accident in Rockville, Silver Spring, or Frederick where aggressive driving was the culprit, there is no question as to who is at fault. You will probably find that the other driver has a police record, complete with criminal charges, to back up your claim.
If you’ve been the victim of a serious crash, you should talk to an experienced Maryland car accident lawyer who can help you get compensation for your personal injury from the at-fault driver. To see how our experienced attorneys can help put you back on your feet, call Nickelsporn & Lundin at 800-875-9700.